Colorado Springs Utilities Technical Solutions Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Technical Solutions Engineer

Job Type: Information Technology

Pay Range $91,977.60 to $114,982.40

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 6/17/18

Technical Solutions Engineer

Colorado Springs Utilities is widely seen as a treasured community asset, and our Information Technology team is comprised of a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.

In this role you will work with the Business and IT teams to understand their needs, issues, problems and challenges. You will adhere to, and comply with the methodologies, direction, standards and principles of CSU’s Application, Integration and Information Architects, to achieve an enterprise, integrated mindset. Identify potential solution options, prepare software recommendations and design technical solution specifications to help resolve them. Analyze work requests and requirements, research options and alternatives, and design technology solutions and recommendations. Leverage industry best practices, product knowledge, and business acumen. Exercise sound judgment in selecting methods and techniques to deliver functional and technical solutions on non-routine and very complex aspects of applications and technology installations.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide quality and timely work artifacts

  • Identify potential solution options, prepare software recommendations and design technical solution specifications to help resolve them

  • Evaluate the existing Application Portfolio for potential reuse option versus new solutions

  • Adhere to, and comply with the methodologies, direction, standards and principles of CSU’s Application, Integration and Information Architects

  • Translate functional requirements into solution design/blueprint and specifications and prepare all artifacts in accordance with approved standards, design principles and recommendations as established by IT architects

  • Identify, document and/or communicate to PM and/or Leadership assumptions, constraints, issues, risks and key decisions

  • Act as technical point of contact for coordination of technical components and workstream activities

  • Participate in vendor resource selection including creation of SOW, RFP, RFI in partnership with Procurement and IT

  • Assisting in establishing product and process improvement plans to reduce support effort and increase product availability and scalability

  • Provide input to the development of roadmaps for future product upgrades and new functionalities

Qualifications:

  • Deep knowledge and experience implementing and deploying COTS enterprise applications, experience utilizing n-tier frameworks in private and public clouds

  • Experience in Application Design and Development Methodology

  • Proven track record of enterprise applications, design and rollout

  • Experience with Oracle middleware, Oracle Applications and Oracle Utility Applications is a plus

  • Competent in database and application server administration

  • Experience in PowerShell, Java, JavaScript, PLSQL, SQL

  • Experience in enterprise version control solutions

  • Working knowledge of two or more major enterprise systems such as Supply Chain, Enterprise Asset Management, Enterprise Work Management, Financial Management & Planning, Human Capital Management, Customer Care, etc.

  • Working knowledge of Services Oriented Architecture

  • Experience with Object Oriented Programming (Java)

  • Solid understanding of SQL, relational database design and normalization

  • Experience working with web technologies such as XML

  • Utilities industry experience is a plus

  • BS Degree in Computer Science or related experience is preferred

Why should you apply? You will gain valuable experience and contribute to the successful delivery of CSU’s major strategic technology initiatives. Your success in establishing product and process improvement plans and development roadmaps would be instrumental to the overall achievement of key objectives.

What will it take to be successful? Technical expertise, business acumen, adaptability, teamwork, collaboration and effective communication. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in analyzing business needs, selecting methods to deliver functional and technical solutions on very complex aspects of applications and technology installations, and the ability to resolve complicated customer issues. Additionally, has demonstrated ability to design technology solutions that impact across the technology stack. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. A bachelor's degree in computer technology or a closely related field is desired, along with requisite experience.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • The opportunity to thrive and perform daily continuous process improvements resulting in transformational change.

  • We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.

  • We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential!

All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled.Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education and training of the successful candidate.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. No person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas. All eligible applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Type: Information Technology